Mary Ritter Beard
Born: Aug 05, 1876 AD
Died: 1958 AD, at 82 years of age.
1876 - Born on the 5th of August in Indianapolis.
1892 - At sixteen she left home to attend De Pauw University in Asbury, Indiana, where she studied political science, languages, and literature.
1897-1900 - She graduated and taught high school German.
1900 - Married Charles Austin Beard, whom she had met at De Pauw.
1902 - They returned to New York and her daughter Miriam was born in 1903.
1904 - Enrolled at Columbia University, but Mary quit soon after to take care of their child and volunteer for progressive causes.
1907 - Became an organizer for the National Women's Trade Union League.
1910-1912 - She edited the suffragist periodical The Woman Voter, and after that worked with the Wage Earner's League.
1913-1919 - Member of the militant faction of the suffrage movement led by Alice Paul and she worked on several progressive causes.
- During this period, Charles taught at Columbia University.
1915 - Wrote her first book, Woman's Work in Municipalities.
1917 - Resigned in protest of the firing of anti-war faculty.
- She resigned from the National Woman's Party.
1920 - Wrote A Short History of the American Labor Movement, focused on social reform and the working class.
1927 - Co-authored The Rise of American Civilization.
1931-1946 - She authored and edited Understanding Women , America Through Women's Eyes.
1958 - Mary Ritter Beard died on 14th of August.
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